Beginning Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16, the Marion to Bermuda race experience is fantastic; the beat out of the Bay, the storms and the calms, the Gulf Stream guessing game and the smell of bougainvillea as you approach Bermuda and the finish line at St. David's Light. It has been a wonderful 30 years, starting from a race that began with two old sailing buddies talking about racing from Marion to Bermuda and inviting their friends, to each boat being tracked through satellite navigation for all the world to follow.
When word got around Bermuda that High Flyer finished the last 200 miles steering with an oar to replace the rudder that had fallen off, the governor of Bermuda came down to see the jerry rigged rudder and shake the hands of the crew. "It looks like something out of Kon Tiki" said a crew member who was helming when the rudder fell off under high speed.
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